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Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road buggy Kit TAM58346


This is the Tamiya Grasshopper off-road electric power 1/10 scale unassembled R/C buggy kit.

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More information about Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road buggy Kit TAM58346

This is the 1/10 scaleGrasshopper Off-Road Buggy Kit from Tamiya. Based on the 1-seater buggies that were seen tearing up dirt tracks across the U.S. in the 80's, the Grasshopper first hit the stores in 1984. Proudly easy to assemble and easy to control, the lightweight Grasshopper proved to be an instant hit as the ideal entry level RC buggy kit. Fully compatible with a whole range of option parts like 540 motors and ball bearings, the Grasshopper is an entry level kit that is capable of keeping up your level of experience. Jam-packed with all of the great features of the original 1984 kit, this 2WD buggy is great to drive on both on- and off-road tracks. Whether it was your first or will be your first, the Grasshopper aims to please.

1x Grasshopper Rolling Chassis w/ Friction Shocks
1x 380 Motor
1x ESC
1x Rigid White Body
4x Five Spoke Wheels
2x Front Ribbed Tires
2x Rear Sandpaddle Tires
1x 18-Tooth Pinion Gear
1x 50-Tooth Spur Gear
1x Instructions

2-Channel Receiver & Transmitter
1x Servo
Batteries for transmitter
6-cell flat battery w/ standard connector
Compatible AC/DC timed or peak charger for 6-cell battery
Paint required for painting driver and accessories Misc.
Building and track equipment

Body pictured on the box is painted white (molded in color) Body/Driver figure can be painted with model paint


Specifications for Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road buggy Kit TAM58346

Main Category

R/C Vehicles

Vehicle Type




Power Type

Electric Power

Build Type

Unassembled Kit

Skill Level

Skill Level 4

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  • ABS resin, tub-type chassis
  • 2WD rear drive
  • 380 size electric motor w/ full metal bushings
  • Friction shocks (not oil filled)
  • Closed gearbox
  • Gear type differential
  • Ribbed front tires and Sand paddle tires on the rear
  • 1.6" diameter rear five-spoke wheels in white
  • .87" diameter front five-spoke wheels in white
  • ESC included
  • Reinforced resin front bumper
  • Swing-axle type suspension on front, straight axle suspension with differential on rear
  • Fixed camber tie rods, camber refers to the angle of the tops of the tires from vertical when viewed from front or behind vehicle
  • Adjustable steering tie rods, caster/toe-in refers to the angle of the front suspension when viewed from the side of the car in relation to the chassis
  • Direct-to-servo steering with servo saver Servo Saver: included (if this applies)

Length: 15.3" (389mm)
Width: 8.8" (223mm)
Height: 5.3" (135mm)
Weight: 1.8lbs (830g)
Front Tires: .87" x 2.9" (22mm x 74mm)
Rear Tires: 1.6" x 3.2" (41mm x 81mm)
Motor: 380-type (chassis compatible with 540 type motor - sold separately)
Transmission Type: Rear 2 Wheel Drive

Reviews (2)

Reviews for Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road buggy Kit TAM58346

"Barbara Huber"

"Lots of fun"


"Brian D"

"An old favorite"

"I had one when i was young and I just got it again @ RC Planet and it ROCKS!!! so glad I got it and the delivery was super mega fast."

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Questions and answers about Tamiya Grasshopper 1/10 Off-Road buggy Kit TAM58346

From Customer | 2017-06-19 16:16:24

What is the top speed of this buggy?


This is a kit so once it is assembled and the other items are purchased and installed it should go about 18-20 mph.

From Customer | 2017-05-19 12:02:06

What bundle will I have to buy to have everything I will need ?
Trying to find something for my son we can build together and not break the bank.


Each bundle will make a complete running RC, the difference between them is different options and equipment. The first one is the cheapest but it has an older stick style transmitter that runs off of the 27 MHz band along with a slow very basic wall charger. The 2nd option has a nicer 2.4 GHz transmitter, nicer faster charger, better steering servo etc. We would recommend one of the first two bundles depending on your desired price point.

From Customer | 2016-09-19 10:32:50

Will this withstand higher speeds of brushless motor? Can shocks be upgraded or is there upgraded oil filled shocks that will fit?


Since these kits are a re-release from the 80's & 90's there really is not a ton of upgrades for them. If you did do a brushless motor and ESC you would be fine but we would suggest to be a bit more cautious with it. It would not hold up to that much power and a ton of abuse. Shocks, well we have seen some people on forums upgrade to different shocks so this can be done along with bearings. These are fun kits to build and totally nostalgic.

From Customer | 2016-09-03 11:40:01

Hi, does it come full assembled? Thanks.


This is a kit so you will have to assemble it and purchase and install all other required items.


Radio: 2-Channel with 1 Servo

Radio Batteries: Eight AA size

Speed Control: Electronic

Battery: 6 cell flat w/ standard connector

Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery

Paint: Required for painting driver and accessories Misc.

Items: Building and track equipment

From Customer | 2016-08-13 06:24:49

How big is it? I don't know the scale.


Length: 389mm (15.315)

Width: 223mm (8.77)

Height: 135mm (5.31)

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